RJ Davis Disrespected in Wooden Award Odds After 42-Point Performance vs. Miami

Despite his record-breaking performance, RJ Davis is still not taken seriously nationally.
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North Carolina senior guard RJ Davis is continuing his monster season, averaging 21.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game in 34.9 minutes of action. On Monday night, he played the statement game of the season, scoring the most points by a Tar Heel since 1998 when he dropped 42 on Miami.

Despite his record-breaking performance, Davis is still disrespected nationally. He will likely win the ACC Player of the Year award but he is still not taken seriously as a Wooden Award candidate as demonstrated by his long-shot +3000 odds.

The runaway favorite to win the National Player of the Year award is reigning winner Zach Edey of Purdue. The towering big man is continuing where he left off last year and he is the only player in six major conferences who is averaging more points per game than Davis. His stat line of 23.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks on 62.7% shooting from the field speaks for itself.

However, Davis belongs in the conversation more than he has been after scoring the most points by a Tar Heels player ever at the Smith Center on Monday night.

Davis has one more year of eligibility with North Carolina if he chooses to stay. If he continues the production he showcased against Miami, it will be difficult to prevent Davis from trying his luck in the NBA.

Whether or not he makes a late-season push against Edey to win the Wooden Award, Davis will be heavily relied on by the Tar Heels to make a deep tournament run. He would probably prefer to win the elusive national championship anyway.

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